District 3
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District 3 — Central Minnesota

Rural intersection conflict warning systems improve safety


MnDOT is installing warning systems at 54 rural intersections statewide this fall to help reduce crashes and improve safety, including three in central Minnesota:


The systems are used at stop-controlled intersections to alert drivers when vehicles are approaching. The system uses a combination of signing, flashing lights that turn on when traffic is approaching an intersection, and sensors that trigger the lights to flash. News release (Sept. 15, 2015)

About us

The district encompasses much of central Minnesota, has two full service offices - headquarters in Baxter, with a second office in St. Cloud, including a lower level training center.



Hwy 371 Bypass bridge south of Baxter/Brainerd.
District 3 has the largest population base outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and continues to experience growth.


MnDOT district employees plan, design, construct and maintain the state and federal highway systems. They also manage the aid and assistance given to county and city systems that qualify for state and federal dollars. District 3 provides transit, trail and rail transportation services as well.

If you are interested in public involvement with our transportation projects, please go to District 3’s Area Transportation Partnership page for more information.

Counties Served

District 3 serves all or parts of Aitkin, Benton, Cass, Crow Wing, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena and Wright counties.


Mn/DOT Truck
Twenty truck stations are strategically located throughout the district and staffed with experienced employees who keep the roadways safe and maintained.

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